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86-year-old mountaineer dies while climbing Mt. Everest

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Kathmandu: Min Bahadur Serchan, an 86-year-old mountaineer from Nepal died while fulfilling his dream of becoming the oldest climber of Mt. Everest at a base camp. He died at 5:14 pm while climbing the mountain on Saturday.

Sherchan had scaled the Everest at the age of 76 in 2008 and recorded his name in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 as the oldest climber. After five years a Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura of age 80, broke his record. The former British Gurkha, Serchan wanted to re-conquer his dream of climbing the Everest, reported Telangana today.

He had attempted to climb the tallest peak in 2015, but due to avalanches, he could not make it.

“I want to be the oldest person to scale Everest again to be an inspiration for people around the world,” Sherchan had told reporters at his home last month before his expedition.

“I may be old in terms of age but I still have young courage. I will reach the peak of Everest come what may,” he had said.